Windsor Course Guide

Windsor hosts racing throughout the summer, the majority of which takes place during their regular Monday evening meetings. Run in May, the Listed Royal Windsor Stakes is the Berkshire track’s first big race of the year.

The Listed Leisure Stakes ran over six furlongs for horses age three and older, has been used in the past as a prep-race for horses targeting the big midsummer sprints at Ascot and Newmarket and has been won in recent years by Tropics (2015), Markab (2012), Bated Breath (2011) and JJ The Jet Plane (2009).

Later on in the summer Windsor stages the Midsummer Stakes, a Listed contest run over a mile and open to three-year-olds and older and, over August Bank Holiday weekend, the Group Three Winter Hill Stakes. The contest is run over twelve furlongs and features some useful horses on its past winners list, not least 2015 winner Al Kazeem.


A figure of eight shape, twelve and a half furlongs in extent. Races around a mile and a half see both left and right-handed turns, but in races below that distance, only right-handed turns are met. Though perfectly flat throughout, the track is sharp in character. However due to the length of the run-in (nearly five furlongs), galloping sorts aren't inconvenienced. When the going is very testing fields tend to track across to the far side, although it is a greater factor at sprint trips. Those drawn high are favoured otherwise at five and six furlongs.

Windsor’s bottom turn has been christened ‘carnage corner’ and you can get into all sorts of trouble if the one in front slows down there, causing a concertina effect. It’s a sharp right-hander and if you employ different tactics, kicking-on on a front-runner there, you can really get those behind you at it, especially anybody caught wide. You need a balanced horses at Windsor, even though the course is flat, and a ballsy ride can pay dividends, because a path can often open up late-on on the stands’ rail.

View from the saddle: Jason Weaver
Future Fixtures
  • Mon 10 August 2020
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13:00 British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Fillies' Stakes
Plus 10/GBB Race
6f | Class 5 | 2YO only | 12 ran
  • Winner: Illykato 11/8 Fav
  • Jockey: B A Curtis Trainer: M R Channon
  • Owner: Mr C R Hirst
13:30 Watch Free Race Replays On Handicap
6f | Class 6 | 3YO plus | 12 ran
  • Winner: Cool Strutter 15/2
  • Jockey: Ryan Tate Trainer: J L Spearing
  • Owner: Kinnersley Partnership
14:05 Sky Sports Racing HD Virgin 535 Nursery
1m | Class 4 | 2YO only | 4 ran
  • Winner: Genuflex 11/4 2Fav
  • Jockey: Tom Marquand Trainer: R Hannon
  • Owner: Gillian, Lady Howard de Walden
14:40 Follow At The Races On Twitter Handicap
Div 1
1m | Class 6 | 3YO plus | 11 ran
  • Winner: Crystal Carole 4/1 J2Fav
  • Jockey: B A Curtis Trainer: J R Best
  • Owner: Mrs Valerie Williams
15:15 Follow At The Races On Twitter Handicap
Div 2
1m | Class 6 | 3YO plus | 12 ran
  • Winner: The Stalking Moon 20/1
  • Jockey: Ryan Tate Trainer: M D I Usher
  • Owner: Champagne And Shambles
15:50 Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Maiden Stakes
5f | Class 5 | 3YO to 4YO | 5 ran
  • Winner: Ice Station Zebra 5/2
  • Jockey: Rob Hornby Trainer: R M Beckett
  • Owner: Mr P K Gardner
16:20 Final Furlong Podcast Handicap
1m 2f | Class 3 | 3YO plus | 5 ran
  • Winner: Victory Chime 7/1
  • Jockey: Rob Hornby Trainer: R M Beckett
  • Owner: Mr A Nevin
16:55 Handicap
1m 3½f | Class 4 | 3YO plus | 6 ran
  • Winner: Labeebb 9/4 Fav
  • Jockey: James Doyle Trainer: S & E Crisford
  • Owner: Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum
17:30 Free Daily Tips On Handicap
1m 3½f | Class 6 | 3YO only | 8 ran
  • Winner: Chosen Star 5/2 2Fav
  • Jockey: Oisin Murphy Trainer: M L W Bell
  • Owner: The Queen

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